|TYPICAL AGING||SIGNS OF DEMENTIA|
|Missing a monthly payment||Inability to manage a budget|
|Remembers recent important events||Noted decline in memory
of recent events
|Forgetting which day it is and remembering later||Losing track of the date
|Complains of memory loss but able to provide detailed examples of forgetfulness||May complain of memory loss only when asked|
|No change in interpersonal social skills||Loss of interest in social activities; inappropriate behavior|
|Sometimes forgetting which word to use||Difficulty having a conversation|
|Losing things from
time to time
|Misplacing things and
being unable to trace
steps to find them
|Making a bad decision
once in a while
|Poor judgment and
Source: Alzheimer’s Association, Helpguide.org
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